Grand Central Beauty is a skin care brand that gives you the classic treatment, but delivers only modern results. Located in the heart of New York, this brand was created by industry experts and an award-winning chemist. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Jackie Lee, the co-founder of this amazing brand. Here is what she had to say…
(Q) Hello Jackie. How are you? Tell me a little more about Grand Central Beauty…
Grand Central Beauty is a line of classic treatments with modern results. All our products use S.M.A.R.T. SKIN PERFECTING® technology, named for its key benefits, Smooth, Moisturizes, Anti- Aging, Redness-Reducing, Tones. The products are hypoallergenic treatments and can be safely used on all skin types (even the very sensitive) as part of an ongoing beauty and anti-aging regimen. Our products are packaged for convenient use at home or while traveling. They are all paraben-free, sulfate-free and petrochemical-free.
(Q) What inspired you to create this brand? Tell me a little more about the inspiration behind Grand Central Beauty…
Grand Central Beauty is a New York-based beauty company whose name was inspired by the classic beauty and modern efficiency of iconic Grand Centrals worldwide. With the busy city-goer in mind, we create classic multi-efficient treatments with modern results. We are committed to changing the face of skincare, bringing the traditional spa experience to the homes of all of our customers with S.M.A.R.T. SKIN PERFECTING® products.
(Q) Currently, what are your most popular products? Tell me a little more about your best sellers…
We currently have 3 products in our line. We believe in quality, multi-efficient products that you can layer right into your current regimen without much fuss! Our products are the S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting® Polisher, Mask, and Serum+Primer. The newest product is the Serum+Primer which launched in March 2014. We’re super excited and it’s gotten quite a buzz in Birchbox, so we’re very happy!
The Polisher is a perfect ongoing treatment exfoliant to keep your skin radiant and glowing all the time.
Our S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Mask is always a classic favorite, especially different times of the year such as prom or bridal season. It’s an amazing one to use even right up to the date of events to get your skin in the best condition for photos, etc. We find it’s definitely a cult favorite of bloggers and editors. Plus it’s so fun to use.
(Q) I have to tell you, I absolutely love your Serum+Primer. It is one of my favorite beauty products right now.
THANK YOU! We are super proud of this new addition. The feedback has been phenomenal. This is a really unique product, as it really does work hard as an anti-aging treatment serum, doing a fantastic job of priming the skin for makeup, while keeping the serum integrity.
(Q) Do you test on animals? What is your stance on animal testing?
Our products are all consumer/clinically tested on the most willing participants. We do not test on animals, only on (very willing) people! Again, they are all paraben-free, sulfate-free, and petrochemical-free.
(Q) Have you ever considered adding a makeup line to the Grand Central Beauty brand?
Never say never! We have some exciting new additions planned for the line. However, skincare is truly our expertise and passion, so most of what you see from us will remain in this realm.
(Q) For all of those beauty enthusiasts reading this interview, what would you like them to know? What is next for Grand Central Beauty?
We are working very hard to get our products out there so as many people can try them as possible. Since we are a small line, we put most of our resources in the quality ingredients, testing, and product development to make sure you get the most effective, quality products. Please support us and help us spread the word! We hope to launch a new product (or two) this year, and look out for a limited-edition product from us around the holidays!
For more information, please visit www.grandcentralbeauty.com today.